Saturday, October 24, 2015

One week until Halloween!

I really like Halloween and though I don't go as overboard as some in my neighborhood I do like to get some decorations out!

This year I went the easy route and just used several pumpkins and lots of mums.  For the entryway I put out a small display of fun Halloween things - including my witches hat stitched up a few years ago using a  Crabapple Hill design.

So no surprise that this week I ordered the new Salem Quilt Guild Mystery row from Crabapple Design!

This design combines embroidery and crayon work on fabric.  It has been a long time since I tried that.  Anyway, it should be a great take-along/travel project!

I also succumbed to another book.  My friend Shannon sat at the same table as me at retreat and she was working on this quilt, Farm Girl Vintage,  by Lori Holt.  It is so stinkin' cute!  My rational?  I have so much 30's fabric in my stash and I really should just use it...(how does that one work?!)

On the "current quilting events" side...I am still working hard on getting things ready for the show.  Only 1-1/2 more bindings, a sleeve, three labels and half a quilt to quilt....getting close!!

While I am on a roll I may just slip this little quilt under the needle.

Was planning to hand quilt it but there are so many seams...

10 comments:

Kathy in FL said...

Love that pinwheel quilt! May have to make one for myself.

Janet O. said...

Very cute Crabapple Hill pattern! I have never tried that coloring/stitching technique.
Love the little pinwheel quilt. I often machine quilt the center and hand quilt the border on little pieces with lots of seams. Works for me!

cityquilter grace said...

burning the midnight oil is having a good result...lovely decorations...and i also looked at farm girl but passed, waiting for 365 challenge...

Sherrill said...

What Kathy said!! LOL

Candace said...

Oooh, I really love that pinwheel quilt. Those are my colors! Well, one of my favorite color groups anyway. Congratulations on getting so many quilts done for your show. My hat's off to you!

Tonya Ricucci said...

hmmm, you could always just toss the thirties in with everything else.... yay for Halloween? are there decorations out all over the neighborhood? if so, love it.

Torry Hemmert said...

I love your witchy hat! I collect them and, just before Halloween, I hang them on a cord, to keep the little ones from falling off our sidewalk and into the flowerbed. (I just realized that I may have posted this before...if so, please ignore. I'll be looking for my memory...Happy Halloween!)

The Civil War Quilter said...

Love the little quilt. It looks vintage with your choice of fabrics.

Feathers in my Nest said...

I love Halloween decorating too..even though there are no kids in the neighborhood..Ha...Love your pinwheels..

Deb said...

I love the Witches pattern and just bought the second panel. The witch hat is so sweet.